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      01-29-2020, 04:06 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by Germanauto View Post
Originally Posted by joshuastein55 View Post
Not gonna lie, I have never been a fan of the CLA, but after watching the carwow video of the S3 and CLA 35, I really like the looks (although I am a bit biased in that it looks like a miniature version of my CLS), but its hard to disagree that they definitely did the proportions much better than BMW. The CLA and A/S/RS3 definitely fit in with their brand's lineup more.
I will say that the new CLA I had for a couple days had some major flaws: (1) creaking interior bits on the highway, (2) excess driver side wind noise, (3) fixed headrests.

I'm sure these won't be issues in the BMW.
Oh yeah, the CLA is still a cheaply built mercedes and is built at one of their worst plants, but based plainly on looks its a winner. I would still rather have a Civic or Mazda 3 than spending any sorts of big $$$ on these "entry-level" luxury cars.
Current Vehicles - 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS 53 | 2019 BMW M2 Competition 6MT | 2005 BMW X3 3.0i
Retired Vehicles - 1995 325i 5MT | 2004 330i 6MT | 2011 335xi | 2017 540i | 2017 Boxster S 6MT